Adidas X Wales Bonner Is The Grown-up Sportswear We’ve Been Waiting For
Last night Grace Wales Bonner unveiled her Autumn/Winter 2020 collection during London Fashion Week Men’s at Lindley Hall in Westminster. Unsurprisingly, the fashion crowd arrived in their droves for one of the most popular shows on the schedule from a designer who has dressed the Duchess of Sussex, alongside artist Isaac Julien and football’s best-dressed player, Héctor Bellerín.
Dedicated to lovers’ rock, the reggae genre popular in London in the Seventies and Eighties, Bonner’s Autumn/Winter 2020 offering heavily riffed on the era. Trench coats, baker boy caps, chunky knits, donkey jackets and tracksuits made up the majority of the collection, while the red, gold and green hues of the Rastafari flag were used on hats, vests and coats.
But it was a collaboration with Adidas Originals that really took centre stage, once again showcasing the brand’s history of teaming up with British design talent from Nicholas Daley to Bethany Williams.
Adidas' second collab with Wales Bonner, the capsule collection is tasteful and totally wearable no matter your age with vintage-looking jersey tops and tracksuit jackets, as well as plenty of tracksuit bottoms in muted hues. An Adidas Samba designed by Bonner comes complete with embroidered detailing and co-branding, while another design looks to have been inspired by bowling shoes. If you're after Adidas apparel and kicks that your great-auntie Hazel won't scoff at when you go over for Sunday lunch, Wales Bonner has served it.